Dictionary of Procurement Terms

Welcome to the NIGP Online Dictionary of Procurement Terms, the comprehensive reference for public purchasing terms and concepts.

Search the Dictionary of Terms

Search Results: 1-10 of 82 results for “N”
  • NAEP

  • NAFTA

  • NAPM (National Association of Purchasing Management)

  • Narrative Evaluations

    A form of performance measurement and feedback that can be used as an alternative or supplement to other evaluation criteria. Narrative evaluations generally consist of several paragraphs of written text about the individual’s performance. This type of evaluation can be very subjective based on the use of words, phrases, and tone of writing style.
  • NASPO

  • National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)

    Formerly known as the National Association of Educational Buyers (NAEB), its stated mission is to facilitate the development, exchange, and practice of effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education and associated communities through continuing education, networking, public information, and advocacy.
  • National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM)

    See Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
  • National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO)

    A non-profit association dedicated to advancing public procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members achieve success as public procurement leaders through promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies. (NASPO)
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

    An organization composed of individuals who are engaged in public and commercial contracting through government agencies and companies or are in related fields of endeavor.
  • National Debt

    The accumulated debt of the Federal Government. (Schiller, 2000)
Advertisement
Advertisement